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and use tax laws and for other purposes. mr. reid: mr. president, i would object to any further proceedings in regard to this bill. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president, today this august body will honor the memory of 20 first-grade children, little babies who were gunned down, most of them shot multiple times. we will also honor the teachers and administrators who were killed that day in newtown, connecticut. but we're also going to honor with this legislation tens of thousands of others who were killed by guns each year here in america. we're going to do that by voting on a number of measures to strengthen the laws to prevent gun violence in this nation. mr. president, the families of innocents killed in newtown, aurora, in carson city, blacksburg, in oak creek and columbine really deserve these votes. where do i stand on these democratic proposals? this afternoon the senate will vote on a compromised background check proposal crafted by senators manchin, toomey, kirk and schumer, all experienced l
the brief appearance in toronto, and the other suspect will appear before a judge if montreal tomorrow. law enforcement officials say the suspects intended to plant bombs to destroy the tracks, derailing the canadian trains which partners with amtrak to provide service between canada and new york. it is the first plot tied to al qaeda to target canada. >> new this morning, officials in libya are looking for whoever is behind a deadly car bomb that exploded just outside the french embassy in tripoli. the explosion killed two french guards and a libyan teen. libya and france have condemned the attack. >> oakland police want to fine the person who spray painted racist graffiti on a woman's car this morning. the vandal targeted this white bmw on 56th which included two racial slurs. the car's owner said she was awakened by the sound of someone spray painting her car. >> it is ridiculous we have people in this day and age walking around with this mentality. i grew up in this neighborhood, i have been here for over 40 years and i never seen figure -- anything like this. >> the owner has to find o
, led negotiations for the reimplication of east east germ. he is proficient in economics of law, a doctor of law, and he's written a number of books most recently "the future of modernization: what we can learn from the crisis," and, mr. minister, delighted you with are us, look forward to the remarks, and we'll then pepper you with questions. >> thank you very much. sorry for being late, tday,r thout and minds are on the people in boston. we hope it will be over soon. i have to make some remarks, and in europe, and what i wanted to say, we are the member -- [inaudible] we all know the summit in london , up to the meeting today, and we have made a lot of progress. we agree. [inaudible] too much in the european markets,. it is three main issues we are working on. i think in the open markets, we made last couple years, and that is not. in liberty, finance, and marks, we have a different opinion. aits issue as of late. we have to continue in this country. what we've done in europe, and bond markets, banking. [inaudible] financial markets and it is a very -- [inaudible] everyone at
of prosperity and of nations living by rule of law and of nation's living in peace. countries where strong human rights prevail our countries where people do better, economies thrive, rule of law is stronger, governments are more effective and more responsive, and they are countries that lead on the world stage and project stability across their regions. strong respect for human rights isn't merely an indicator that a country is likely doing well. it actually unleashes a countries potential, and it helps to advance growth and progress. so i ask you just to think of the country like burma for a minute. because of steps towards democratic reform and stronger human rights protections, a country that had been isolated for years is now making progress. as it reached where we wanted to be? know, but it's on the road. it's moving. and more people are contributed economy and participating in the government, leading toasr growth andnt. and by starting to embrace universal rights, the burmese government has opened the doors to a stronger partnership with their neighborhood and with countries around the wo
starts now. >> good morning our top story this morning. law enforcement agencies are putting with the public to come forward with photographs, videos or any information that might help them solve the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170 at monday's boston marathon off. >> it has been two days since the bomb attacks. we're learning more about the victims' and devices used by the bombers. >> emily schmidt is joining us live from boston with an update on the investigation. >> he was never sat or down he was happy and cheerful and ready to go. he was just all around a wonderful kid. >> and boston university graduate student from china were also killed in the blast. >> investigators a not sure whether the attack which came with no warning was foreign or domestic. >> at this time there are no claims of responsibility. the range of suspects and motives remains wide open. >> the fbi began piecing together what caused the blast analyzing debris from the bomb. >> among items recovered are pieces of black nylon which could be from a back pack and what appear to be
a shopper lev's. under crime law, states can only require stores to collect sales tax of the store has a physical presence in the state. as a result, many online sales tax are essentially tax-free even though you're supposed to declare those items on your state tax return and pay the sales tax. very few americans do. this a de senate noted 74 to 20 yesterday to take up the bill. with that level of support, the senate could pass the bill as early as this week. >> using voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as testing with fingers. a new study by the texas transportation institute at texas a&m university came out today and it showed driver response time significantly delayed no matter which method was used. the study was the first to compare boys to tax and traditional tactic on a hand-held device and an actual driving environment. in each case, drivers and about twice as long to react as they did when they warned that taxing. i contact to the roadway also degrees, no matter which taxing method was used. in fact, speech to text ashley took longer than traditional
authority granted by state law, state charter which says they have their own building department, they issue their own permit, planning department. it is a separate government organization. >> the primary mission as described by state land, number one, to provide for maritime commerce, navigation. no. 2, it is to protect natural resources. third, it provides facilities that attract people to the waterfront. that is what the state land commission is. the port does not share a budget with the city. they cannot collect any tax revenue. they do not have any taxing authority. the port lives and dies by the revenue it generates on the port property. >> how is the ferry building doing in terms of creating revenue? >> it has been phenomenally successful. we are fully leased. the active merchants are incredibly happy to be part of the vibrant community. >> this is one of the most see places in san francisco. anybody who comes here from out of town, you have to walk through the ferry building. >> there are a lot of visitors here. definitely a lot of locals, too, who feel strongly about the connection
led the negotiations for the reunification of east germany. he is proficient in economics and law and vlad holds a doctorate of law and is written a number of books most recently the future of modernization, what we can learn from the crisis. mr. minister we are delighted you are with us and we look forward to your remarks and then we will pepper you with questions. >> thank you very much. sorry for being late. today we are, our hearts and minds are with boston and i hope it will be over soon. i have to make remarks on the financial markets that are going well in europe as you all know. [laughter] i will be brief to have time for discussion and therefore i just want to say we all remember the crisis that started in the united states in 2008 and in 2008 we all agreed it will never happen again. we have to learn our lessons. the summit to london and pittsburgh and a two the g20 meeting today in boston. we have made a lot of progress in doing this since then. we agreed that the reason -- there are three reasons. too much -- too much liquidity in the financial markets and too few regu
country to approve same-sex marriage. france's president is expected to sign the bill into law. a french official says the first same-sex weddings could come in june. >>> affordable housing and homeless advocates are speaking out against the sequester cuts and the effects on some of the most vulnerable. people gathered outside of the building today. this will affect housing vouchers for thousands of seniors, disabled and low- income families who depend upon them to su live. >> we stand in sole -- survive. >> we stand in solidarity because we need to get around these cuts and keep people off the streets, not get them back on the streets. >> this came as the after the board of commissioners' meeting today. >>> this morning in san jose, a uc santa cruz biologist ignored great heights and angry words to put tracking on -- birds to put tracking on them. >> glen stewart, biologist, rappelled down from high atop san jose city hall. but for stewart, the work to meet the baby falcons is important. >> no contact from the birds. i could hear them go by and feel a little breeze. >> reporter: three w
bombing investigation and border security. kyle law? >> reporter: dave, homeland security secretary napolitano says her department is very much still involved with the ongoing investigation in boston. napolitano says homeland security wants to know what led up to the boston terror attack and how one of the suspects went off the radar after being interviewed by the fbi. some senators are demanding answers to national security questions surrounding the boston bombings before moving forward with immigration reform. others argue criminals could be brought out of the shadows. when it comes to border security, napolitano says the number of agents patrolling. the bodder has more than doubled since 2005. >> two major drivers across that southwest border are labor and the fact that it takes so long to get a legal visa. >> reporter: she argues the bipartisan immigration bill proposed last week would help with the employment verification process and from her people to find work here. the entire senate has to consider the legislation. that's not expected until june. meanwhile the house of repre
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